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Jesus has no Race; Jesus' Skin Color is Purple

Updated on June 29, 2020
Doneta Wrate profile image

Health Science BS from a Christian College. I have had friends of different colors which I discussed racial issues with for many years.

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1. Jesus Messiah of all Skin Colors

2. In China, Jesus is Chinese

3. Video: Mass Shootings and Racism

4. Poll

Haitian Jesus

This is John the Baptist baptising Jesus as the Haitians imagine the event.  This is as good of a view as any.  Jesus was sinless, and did not need to be baptized.  He did it to be an example.
This is John the Baptist baptising Jesus as the Haitians imagine the event. This is as good of a view as any. Jesus was sinless, and did not need to be baptized. He did it to be an example. | Source

1. Jesus Messiah of All Skin Colors

The color of Jesus skin is a big issue with some. There are people who are threatening to destroy works of art representing a white Jesus because they think it represents white supremacy. In God's big picture of things, the color of Jesus skin really makes no difference. Jesus looks upon the inside of man, not the outside. God created the different races at the tower of Babel. He is a creative God who loves variety. In my opinion, the color of Jesus skin is purple, for all I care.

If a person is focused on the color of Jesus skin, they are missing the point of Jesus being born on earth. Jesus came, lived and died to save all mankind from the pain of a sinful life and eternal death, no matter what the color of his skin. We are all the same blood. The Bible says in Galatians 3:27-29:....for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Black Jesus

This is a picture of a black Jesus.  His arms are open welcoming people of all races who surrender their hearts to God's wisdom instead of their own.  God created different races at the tower of Babel.
This is a picture of a black Jesus. His arms are open welcoming people of all races who surrender their hearts to God's wisdom instead of their own. God created different races at the tower of Babel. | Source

2. In China, Jesus is Chinese

In different countries around the world, Jesus is represented as being of the race of that country. In China, Jesus is Chinese. In Mexico and South America, Jesus is Latino. In Africa, Jesus is black. In India, Jesus is Indian. And that is the way Jesus wants it. Jesus wants us to feel He is Someone we can be close to. All races. He wants us to feel that He sympathizes with us. And if Him having the same skin color as ourselves helps with that, so be it. "I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some." 1 Corinthians 9:22 Hebrews 4:15,16 explains this about Jesus: For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way just as we are, yet without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Today we can purchase Barbies and other toys of different colors for children. Many different races live in the United States. So there is a market for pictures of Jesus reflecting the racial variety. Christian artists and stores should venture into this market. They should create more items reflecting minority races: Chinese, Mexican and Black. They will probably be snatched right up.

Let's not try to force a Jesus of one skin color on everyone. The color of Jesus skin is really a minor point in why Jesus came to live on earth and in God's grand scheme of things. Jesus came to live in our hearts and minds so that we might love and care for each other. So that we might live in peace. Let's not worry about what color Jesus skin REALLY is. In reality, Jesus is purple.

Chinese Jesus

 A pic of the Gospels story of Jesus talking with rich young ruler, who was  wealthy.  The rich young ruler wanted to know how to be saved.  But his money was more important to him than God, who said to help the poor.  All peoples same heart problem.
A pic of the Gospels story of Jesus talking with rich young ruler, who was wealthy. The rich young ruler wanted to know how to be saved. But his money was more important to him than God, who said to help the poor. All peoples same heart problem. | Source

Mass Shootings and Racism by Doug Bachelor

4. What color was Jesus?

After reading this article, what color do you think Jesus was?

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    • Doneta Wrate profile imageAUTHOR

      Doneta Wrate 

      13 months ago from Michigan

      Although skin color is not a major issue in Jesus life, I have come to realize that because of human nature. having Jesus be your natural skin color is more important to some people than to others

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      13 months ago from The Caribbean

      There are children who want to be the same color Jesus is. It may be healthy for them to see Jesus in their native color until they're old enough to realize that it is His character ,not His color, that has significance for us.

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